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Old November 4, 2001, 07:07 PM   #1
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870 wood oil?

Whats a good oil to use on my 870 express wood. It seems really dry.
Any pointers on this?
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Old November 4, 2001, 07:10 PM   #2
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To each his own...

but I've always preferred good 'ol boiled linseed oil.
Ah the smell of BLO in the morning, or any other time for that matter!
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Old November 4, 2001, 10:20 PM   #3
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Someone told me to treat your wood stocks like you would any other piece of fine wood furniture, use a furniture polish on it. I was recommended to use lemon pledge furniture polish on it.
It really does a nice job on my wood stocks.
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Old November 5, 2001, 05:05 AM   #4
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Tung oil or BLO works fine,Lemon pledge also. For the urethane finishes, do not use anything. I've heard some agents combine with the urethane and produce somehwat toxic vapors.
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Old November 5, 2001, 09:31 AM   #5
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I'd bet that oil won't soak in. Any oil.

With the disclaimer that my Express Magnum was made in 1993, the finish is painted on with some sort of hard as nails stuff. When I stripped it off it required either acetone or lacquer thinner - I can't remember which. Three or four kinds of paint stripper didn't work at all.

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Old November 6, 2001, 08:21 PM   #6
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i use hoppe's #9 lubricating oil. not many people seem to, but i have recently applied it to the stocks on both a rifle and a shotgun and it has made a big difference. i disagree that oil won't soak into finished wood because this stuff works quite well. just soak it overnight and wipe off any residue.
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